Dye Source

Mordant

Color

Source of Info.

Agrimony

Alum

Yellow

Porcher

Alder

 

 

 

Alder Berries

Copperas/Lye

Blue

Mobile Register

American Barberry

Lye

Orange

Porcher

Bald Cypress Leaves

Lye

Yellow

Porcher

Bamboo

Copperas

Turkey Red

Foster

Bay Leaves

Lye

Yellow

Foster

Beech Bark

 

Cinnamon

Porcher

Beech Bark

Copperas

Dove

Memphis Appeal

Beech Bark

Copperas

Slate

Foster

Bois d'Arc

Copperas

Slate

Albany GA Patriot

Briar Root

 

Yellow

Mead

Broom Straw 

Salt

Red

Brown

Broom Straw (green)

Alum

Yellow

Confederate Housewife

Buckeye, Spanish (Bark)

Lye

Drab

Lincecum

Butternut

 

Yellow

Fleming

Butternut Bark

 

Yellow

Pryor

Butternut Bark (weak amount)

Copperas

Olive Brown

Instructions

Cedar

Copperas

Drab

Instructions

Cedar Bark

Copperas

Drab

Daniel

Chalybeate Water

 

Brown

Lockhart

Cochineal

Copperas

Copperas

Southern Watchman

Cocklebur

Cream of Tartar

Scarlet

Lohrenz

Crabapple Bark

Bismuth

Gold

Porcher

Crabapple/Hickory

Alum

Yellow

Porcher

Dead Nettle

Copperas

Green

Burroughs

Elderberry

Alum

Yellow

Porcher

Elderberry

 

Black

Handy/Wilson

Elderberry

Copperas

Blue

Mobile Register

Elderberry

Copperas

Blue

Southern Watchman

Elderberry

Copperas/Alum

Blue

Tullie's

Elm, Red [bark]

Lye

Red or Nankin

Lincecum

Everygreen Ivy

Copperas/Alum

Blue

Confederate Housewife

Garden Purslane/Logwood

 

Red

Daniel

Guinea Corn Seed

Copperas/Lye

Lead Color

Memphis Appeal

Hickory

Iron/Alum

Blue

Porcher

Hickory

Alum

Green

Hague

Hickory

Alum

Green

Porcher

Hickory Bark

Copperas

Olive 

Porcher

Hickory Bark

 

Yellow

Daniel

Hickory Bark

Lye

Yellow

Foster

Hickory/Black Oak

 

Brown

Houston

Huckleberry, Upland

Alum

Yellow

Porcher

Indigo

 

Blue

Brown

Indigo

 

Blue

Patterson

Indigo

 

Blue

Moore, D.

Indigo

 

Blue

Hague

Indigo

 

Blue

Foster

Indigo

 

Blue

Charleston Mercury

Indigo

SulphIr/Lime

Blue

Mobile Register

Indigo/Sulphuric Acid

 

Blue

Saxon

Indigo/Sulphuric Acid

Alum

Saxon Blue

Instructions

Indigo

Lime/G.Cop'ras

Indigo Blue

Instructions

Indigo Weed

Urine

Indigo Blue

Instructions

Indigo (Wild)

 

Blue

Fleming

Indigo (Wild)

 

Blue

Handy/Wilson

Indigo (Wild)

 

Yellow

Brown

Indigo (Wild False)

Bluestone

Green

Brown

Indigo/Madder

 

Purplish Blue

Moore, D.

Iron

Vinegar/Molas

Copperas

Savannah Republican

Iron

Vinegar/Molas

Copperas

Dallas Herald

Iron

Vinegar/Molas

Copperas

Mobile Register

Iron

Vinegar/Molas

Copperas

Bellville Countryman

Kalmia (Dwarf Laurel)

Copperas

Drab

Memphis Appeal

Kalmia/Pine Bark

Lye

Dove

Memphis Appeal

Logwood

Lye

Blue

Tullies

Logwood

Bluestone

Black

Burroughs

Logwood

Bluestone

Blue

Southern Watchman

Logwood

Copperas

Black

Southern Watchman

Logwood

Copperas

Black

Tullie's

Logwood

Copperas/Bl.st.

Bluish Black

Tullie's

Logwood

Bluestone

Blue

Columbus Enquirer

Logwood

Copperas

Black

Columbus Enquirer

Madder

Alum

Purple

Tullie's

Madder

 

Purplish Pink

Daniel

Madder

Alum/Argol

Madder Red

Instructions

Madder

Alum/Lye

Red

Memphis Appeal

Maple

Al/Soda/S of Lead

Red

Instructions

Maple Bark

Copperas

Yellow

Foster

Maple Bark

Copperas

Purple

Memphis Appeal

Maple/Black Walnut

 

Purple

Porcher

Maple/Hickory

 

Brown

Porcher

Maple/Red Oak

Copperas

Slate

Burroughs

Maple (Swamp)

Copperas

Dove

Porcher

Maple/Sweet Gum

 

Purple

Handy/Wilson

Maple/Sweet Gum

Copperas

Purple

Porcher

Mesquite Heartwood

Vinegar of Iron

Black

Lincecum

Moss "Little Green"

 

Brown

Bellville Countryman

Moss, Spanish

 

Brown

Lincecum

Myrtle

Copperas

Purple

Burroughs

Oak Bark (weak amount)

 

Gray

Hague

Oak, Black 

Copperas

Drab

Instructions

Oak, Black

Alumina

Yellow

Porcher

Oak, Black 

Oxide of Tin

Yellow to Orange

Porcher

Oak, Black (Bark)

Iron Oxide

Drab

Porcher

Oak, Black (Bark)

Alum/Argol

Yellow

Instructions

Oak, Black (Bark)

 

Copperas

Columbus Enquirer

Oak, Black (Bark)

Alum/Ac.ofLead

Yellow

Lincecum

Oak, Black (Bark)/Galls/Logwood

Al./Soda/S of Lead

Yellow

Instructions

Oak, Black [Bark)/Old  Fustic

Green Copperas

Black

Instructions

Oak, Black Jack

Copperas

Snuff Brown

Instructions

Oak, Black Jack

 

Gray

Hague

Oak, Black Jack

 

Slate

Bellville Countryman

Oak Galls

 

Slate

Confederate Housewife

Oak Leaves

Vitriol

Purple to Black

Porcher

Oak, Live Oak (Black)

Copperas

Yellow

Burroughs

Oak, Red

 

Black

Simons

Oak, Red

Bluestone/Lye

Brown

Southern Watchman

Oak, Red

 

Pink or Red

Foster

Oak, Red (Bark)

Bluestone/Lye

Blue

Columbus Enquirer

Oak, Red (Bark, Roots)

Copperas

Choc. Brown

Memphis Appeal

Oak, Red/Maple

Sulph of Copper

Green or  Black

Porcher

Oak, Red/Maple

Copperas

Black

Southern Watchman

Oak, Red/Maple

Copperas/Lye

Blue

Columbus Enquirer

Oak, Red/Maple

Copperas/Lye

Black

Columbus Enquirer

Oak, Red/Maple

Copperas/Lye

Black

Southern Banner

Oak, Red/White Oak

Lye

Black

Southern Watchman

Oak, Spanish

Limewater

 

Columbus Enquirer

Oak, Spanish

 

Brown

Memphis Appeal

Oak/Sumac/B'nut/Logwood

Alum/Copperas

Black

Daniel

Oak, White

Limewater

 

Columbus Enquirer

Oak, White

Copperas

Lead Color

Memphis Appeal

Peach Leaves

Copperas

Lead Color

Instructions

Peach (Wild) Bark

Lye

Red

Lincecum

Pecan Bark

Alum/Ac.ofLead

Yellow

Lincecum

Pine Bark

 

Yellow

Porcher

Pine Bark

Copperas

Slate

Memphis Appeal

Pine Boughs (Tips)

Copperas

Drab or Stone

Burroughs

Pine/Maple Bark

 

Purple

Fleming

Pine Roots

 

Gray

Fleming

Pine Straw

Lye

Purple

Foster

Plum  Roots

Lye

Garnet

Fleming

Plum Roots

Copperas/Lye

Brown

Southern Illus. News

Plum Roots

Copperas/Lye

Brown

Bellville Countryman

Plum Roots

Copperas/Lye

Brown

Columbus Enquirer

Plum Roots

 

Brown

Daniel

Plum Roots

Copperas

Brown

Brown

Poison Ivy

 

Black

Foster

Pokeberry

Copperas/Lye

Brown

Tullie's

Pokeberry

 

Solferino

Handy/Wilson

Pokeberry

 

Magenta

Daniel

Pokeberry

Vinegar

Crimson

Burroughs

Pokeberry

Vinegar

Crimson

 Porcher

Pokeberry

Vinegar

Scarlet

Columbus Enquirer

Pokeberry/Crab Apples

Vinegar

Scarlet

Albany GA Patriot

Pomegranate

Alum

 

Dimond

Pomegranate

Iron

Gray

Mobile Register

Pomegranate

Copperas

Black

Mobile Register

Prickly Pear Cactus

 

Reddish Purple

Galveston Weekly News

Prickly Pear Cactus

 

Reddish Purple

Bellville Countryman

Pumpkin/Pokeberry

Iron

Gray

Southern Watchman

Pumpkin/Pokeberry

 

Red

Mead

Queen's Delight

 

Purple

Albany GA Patriot

Queen's Delight

 

Black

Hague

Red Clay Mud

 

Red

Mead

Red Clay Mud

 

Red

Foster

Sassafras

 

Yellow

Burroughs

Sassafras

Copperas

Drab

Porcher

Sassafras

Copperas

Gray

Burroughs

Sassafras

Copperas

Brown

Confederate Housewife

Sassafras [Bark, Roots]

Alum

Yellow & Orange

Memphis Appeal

Sass./Swamp Bay/Butterfly  Root

 

Pink

Moore, D.

Sass./Swamp Bay/Butterfly  Root

Copperas/Alum

Yellow

Columbus Enquirer

Sassafras/Willow

Copperas/Alum

Yellow

Southern Watchman

Sassafras/Willow

Copperas/Alum

Slate

State Gazette (Austin)

Sassafras/Willow

Copperas/Alum

Slate

Bellville Countryman

Sourwood Leaves

Copperas/Alum

Slate

Confederate Housewife

Spanish Brown

 

Red

Memphis Appeal

Sumac

Iron

Black

Hyatt

Sumac

Copperas

Tan

Foster

Sumac Berries

Iron

Black

Porcher

Sumac [Leaves, Berries]

Copperas

Black

Memphis Appeal

Sumac Stalks (weak amount)

 

Purple

Mead

Sweet Gum

Copperas

Drab

Instructions

Sweet Gum

Copperas

Nearly Black

Porcher

Sweet Gum

Lye

Purple

Foster

Sweet Gum

Copperas

Dove

Memphis Appeal

Sweet Gum/Cedar  Tops

Coppperas

Drab

Daniel

Sweet Gum/Maple

Alum

Greenish Olive

Edmonston

Sweet Gum/Sycamore/Logwood

 

Gray

Hague

Sweet Leaf

Muriatic Acid

Crimson

Edmonston

Sycamore

 

Pink or Red

Foster

Walnut 

 

Yellow

Moore, D.

Walnut

 

Dark Brown

Hague

Walnut

Alum

Brown or Black

Daniel

Walnut

 

Brown

Foster

Walnut Bark

Iron

Brown

Mead

Walnut [Bark, Roots]

Copperas

Fawn

Memphis Appeal

Walnut, Black

 

Black

Pryor

Walnut, Black

 

Brown

Handy/Wilson

Walnut, Black

 

Brown

Southern Banner

Walnut, Black

 

Brown or Black

Fleming

Walnut, Black (Leaves)

Lye

Gray

Porcher

Walnut Hulls

 

Black

Porcher

Walnut Hulls

 

Brown or Black

Fleming

Walnut Hulls

 

Brown

McDonald

Walnut Hulls

Copperas

Black

Memphis Appeal

Walnut Hulls

 

Brown

Tullie's

Walnut Hulls (Green)

Copperas

Olive Brown

Instructions

Walnut Leaves

 

Brown

Millings

Walnut Leaves

 

Black

Bellville Countryman

Walnut Leaves

 

Black

Savannah Republican

Walnut Leaves

 

Black

Mobile Register

Walnut Leaves

 

Black

Columbus Enquirer

Walnut Leaves

 

Fawn

Memphis Appeal

Walnut Leaves (boiled cotton]

 

Purple

Memphis Appeal

Walnut Leaves (boiled wool]

 

Black

Memphis Appeal

Walnut Leaves or Roots

 

Black

Southern Conf. (Atlanta)

Wax Myrtle

 

Black

Porcher

Wax Myrtle/Black Walnut

Copperas

Dark Brown

Porcher

Willow

Copperas

Black

Porcher

Willow

Copperas

Black

Memphis Appeal

Willos

Copperas

Slate

Memphis Appeal

Willow Bark

 

Gray

Pryor

 

 

Drab

Hague